The most outstanding feature is the superb view over Oban Harbour.
The room was good size and carpeted. Towels, linen, duvets, mattress and electric under blankets were all of good quality.
If you’re fit enough to manage long steep stairs, called Jacob’s Ladder, down to the town centre it takes about 5 to 10 minutes to walk there. The ferry and rail station are about another 10 minutes away. Taxi fares from the railway station area varied between £2.70 and £3.50
My room was serviced every day, my friend’s though was not. The rooms were clean.
Although we didn’t use them, the nearby restaurants seemed to offer good fare (lunch and supper) at reasonable enough prices.
There was a hairdryer and a TV which offered BBC1, 2 and ITV.
The lack of breakfast was very inconvenient, especially when we needed to catch early ferries to the islands. The nearby cafes/restaurants did not offer healthy breakfasts like porridge and fruit. We ended up buying muesli and UHT milk from Tesco’s (30 min walk away). There was no refrigeration on offer in which to keep milk, yoghurt or cheese.
One guest had written that the hostess tray was generous. It seemed standard to us, consisting of ‘tubes’ of coffee, sachets of tea (some of which looked ‘worn’ as though they’d been there for ages), mini tubs of UHT milk, sugar and 2 packs of 2 or 3 biscuits each. I asked for and was given more milk by someone who appeared to be the cleaner.
We arrived at about 15.45 (having said on the booking form that we would arrive early). There was no response to us ringing the doorbell several times or phoning. Fortunately it wasn't raining: we waited outside until well after 16.00 when two teenagers arrived back from school and let us in. The brother carried our bags upstairs and took our payments. A woman who may have been the landlady/hostess appeared briefly, exchanged a few words about the weather and that was the last we saw of anyone associated with the running of the guesthouse, other than seeing the cleaner once. We saw more of other guests, who were also perplexed about the whereabouts of the people in charge. There was no information about local medical care in an emergency as far as we could see. Other than Yale locks on each room door, security seemed non-existent.
For the first few days the weather was fine and we could sleep with the windows open. The weather turned cold for the last few days and the windows had to be closed. The windows didn’t fit properly so there was a chilly breeze all the time in the window area. We had to stuff bits of newspaper into the gaps and cover ourselves with our duvets in order to spend time looking at the view at the end of the day. During the warmer weather the radiator in my room came on for about an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening, but during the colder weather the radiator did not come on as far as I could tell.
So, the pros were rather spoiled by the cons and the £75 a night price seemed rather steep. We had much better facilities and attention in a central Glasgow hotel for just £65 a night.
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